Chief Mukuni's Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs.

 

The Chief’s guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts and take you inside, explain how they are built and decorated, introduce you to various craftsmen and women at work and ask you to taste some traditional foods and beer. This is a working village, not a purpose built tourist attraction, and it is a privilege to be welcomed into their lifestyle

 

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ~ Bondei proverb

 

Maramba Market

This is the largest market in Livingstone - colourful, vibrant and bustling with activity.  Here the local people sell everything; "chitenges" (brightly coloured fabric), fruit and vegetables, grains and rice, pots and pans made out of old motorcars, farm tools, chickens, beads and clothes.

 

This is where the people of Livingstone come to shop!  A guide will accompany you and with the help of some bargaining skills some very interesting and authentic artefacts can be bought. This tour is a most unusual and rewarding experience for the clever shopper.

 

A single bracelet does not jingle. ~ Congolese proverb

General information: 

  • Minimum 2 pax – Maximum 100 pax

  • Children under 12 years pay ½ price, children under 2 years are free.

  • There is a craft market at Chief Mukuni’s village

  • Large groups may be accommodated on request

  • Each individual tour takes ± 2 hours including transfers

  • Tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a half day or full day excursion.

Excursion Includes:

  • Bottled water

  • Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone


What you need to bring

  • Camera

  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses

  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • A warm jacket in winter

  • Some money should you wish to purchase at the markets

Pick up times from the Day Activity Centre and The Royal Livingstone Hotel

  • Flexible depending on guide availability

Chief Mukuni's Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs.

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